Arrived late at night after a very long bus ride from the airport. Took the 10-minute walk to the hotel's beach and discovered the bio-luminescence in the water. Highlights from the hotel were the spectacular views from the hotel, the rocky coast at the end of the "Monkey Trail" and especially the wildlife. Just on the hotel property we saw monkeys, humming birds, toucans, sloths, tropical birds, butterflies, raccoons, frogs, and a couple of different raptors (birds) that I couldn't identify.
The room itself was nothing special although it was always clean. The housekeeping staff was warm and did an excellent job.
One of the more remarkable things about the resort was the attitude of the employees - they were constantly smiling (genuinely) and always accomodating.
Food was OK - my company rented the majority of the hotel so we had limited food options. The buffets were high-quality but again, not a ton of options. Another advantage was that we could drink the tapwater. I've been to Central America a number of times and always dealt with some stomach upset but there was none of that here.
If you visit here, be sure to get out into the town of Quepos and the surrounding areas - it is beautiful country.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica’s premier eco-luxury resort. Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline, this award-winning hotel is built on 12 acres of rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio, just minutes from Costa Rica’s best beaches.Known for its dedication to preserving and protecting Mother Nature as well as its first-class amenities, Parador offers a long list of activities for your enjoyment and a staff ready to accommodate your every need. Experience inspired cuisine. Take a walk along a white sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy. Or simply relax and take in the view from your splendid suite. It’s all about responsible luxury, pura vida style. Parador Resort & Spa… Where Green Is More Than Just A Color. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Parador
- Hotel Parador Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park